Brown Shoe Company has appointed Joe Caro as its senior vice president and chief information officer, effective immediately.

In the newly created role, he is responsible for aligning the footwear company's technology strategy, growth plans and managing a team of technology specialists worldwide.

"Our IT infrastructure is critical to serving our customers, operating efficiently and implementing our plans for growth," said Brown Shoe chief talent officer Doug Koch. "Joe's talent and experience will add value to our existing framework and strengthen our platform as we build for the future."

Caro joins Brown Shoe from CitiGroup, where he served as senior vice president and chief technology officer for its CitiFinancial International division.